Friday, June 5, 2015

The Broken Hearts Society of Suite 17C by LeighAnn Kopans Blog Tour!!


Hey there everyone!

Even though if my blog is still mostly on hiatus (I will be trying to write some BEA posts over the weekend) due to the process of cleaning, painting and moving (and furniture assembling, packing and unpacking...), I will continue to take part on the blog tours I had agreed to take part on!

So today I have my review for the Blog Tour for The Broken Hearts Society of Suite 17C by LeighAnn Kopans, organized by the ladies of YA Reads Blog Tours!!

This tour is all about the reviews, so if you feel like you need to check more opinions than mine about it, feel free to check out the full tour schedule HERE!



The Broken Hearts’ Society of Suite 17C by LeighAnn Kopans
Genre: Upper YA/lower NA contemporary romance
318 Pages

Friends don’t let friends make the same horrible relationship mistakes twice.

Rion, Amy, and Arielle, the three occupants of first-year dorm Harrison Tower’s Suite 17C have never met before the first day of school, but they soon discover they have one thing in common – being on the wrong end of an epically awful breakup.

Heartbreak sucks, especially when the girls should have seen the trouble coming from a mile away. But there’s no better time than the beginning of college to take charge of your own love life, and nobody better than a roommate to keep you accountable. Over ice cream and pizza their first week, the girls vow never again to date anyone like the assholes who ripped their hearts out and smeared them across the quad.

And that's how the Broken Hearts’ Society of Suite 17C is born.

Now, if only Crash, the tattooed, pierced, and probably stoned guy who works at Rion’s newest job, wasn’t so damn sexy and sweet...

If only Matt, the thoughtful and driven pastor’s kid, would quit being so okay with just being Amy’s friend…

If only Lauren, the innocent small-town girl with her own set of issues, would stop finishing Arielle’s sentences and invading her dreams…

it would be a lot easier for the girls to keep their promises to the Society and to themselves.

If only.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22709909-the-broken-hearts-society-of-suite-17c





  About the Author:

Raised on comic books and classic novels, LeighAnn developed an early love of science fiction and great literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Her novels are packed full of flights of fancy, first loves, unexpected friendships, and all the other things that make self-discovery stories so fun to tell.

LeighAnn, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her with her nose buried in her Kindle, obsessing over the latest superhero movie, or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again).






Review


I was sure I was gonna like this one because I love LeighAnn's writing and storytelling, but I was a bit unsure because NA contemporary is not my go-to genre. But I shouldn't really have doubted that I would less than love this book!

Amy, Arielle and Rion easily crawled into my heart and their heartbreaks felt like mine, as did their struggles and triumphs. I cheered for them, felt like shaking them at times, and loved seeing them step out of their comfort zones and grow so much! Their relationships weren't easy because real things never are, even when they should be, we tend to complicate them.

Amy, Arielle and Rion and three very different girls that find themselves living together and supporting each other on their very first day as roommates after some tough break ups. These three girls have very different pasts, very different objectives and are very different from one another, but they make the choice to support one another and seeing them become friends and grow together and separate as their own person was a joy to read!

Amy was raised in a very strict and deeply religious family and environment, but when all her future plans crumble, she has a crisis of faith and needs to find a way to be herself, do what she wants to do, not what others expect of her and find a relationship with God that is right for her. Being an atheist I was so very happy that Amy's story never felt preachy even if I was very angry on her behalf about the way her family acted and reacted.

Arielle has a wonderful family life with a mum that is supportive and that loves her very much, but she comes to college because of her girlfriend and once the break up happens, she's very much drifting, not being sure of what she wants. She's not much of a fighter and she learns how to go for what she wants and not just let others choose for her.

Rion is the one with the toughest past, the most prickly of the lot and the one that needs to learn how to trust again and how to let others help her. She's been burned before and quite badly, so she does the mistake of letting appearances shape her opinion of someone when she's the first that suffered that before.

There is growth for all three of the girls, as individuals, as part of their own families, as friends and also growth and development in the relationships they form. They need to learn to trust themselves and others, to not judge someone by the mistakes of others and give them the benefit of the doubt.

Full of diversity, sex positive and with amazing supportive friendship tying our main characters together, this is one book I can highly recommend!

If you love NA contemporary, you'll adore this book. If you don't, give this book a try, it might change your opinion! Well deserved 5 stars to this one!


24 comments:

  1. Contemporary NA really isn't my go-to genre either Pili, so I understand your initial hesitation with this one despite having loved her books before. You just never know if it's going to be full of all sorts of drama and miscommunications! Sounds like this was outstanding though, and I love when I come across a story that has positive female friendships. We are capable of being friends with one another without any petty nastiness getting in the way!

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    1. Yep, I loved how important the friendship and support between the girls here was!

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  2. I love how these characters found their way into your heart even though you're just like me in that you generally avoid contemporary, and especially NA contemporary. And since I'm all about diversity these days and a healthy approach to sex, this just became a must read for me.

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    1. Yep, you need to check this one out, Maja!! Do let me know how you like it if you do!

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  3. Although this isn't your usual genre, I'm so glad to hear that you ended up enjoying it. Not being religious, I would usually shy away from these books as well but I'm glad it was never preachy. Focusing on three very different girls would be interesting as well. Lovely review Pili!

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    1. Thank you, Jeann!! It was great to see a crisis of faith included because I went through my own around end of high school too, so it's something that should be included in books too!

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  4. Just stopping by to say hi! I hope you're enjoying your hiatus! xoxo

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. Thank you Kate! I'm not sure if enjoying it's the right word, but it was needed!

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  5. It's so great that you ended up loving this one despite it not being your favourite genre to read from! So curious about this one now, because I don;t like NA much, but have always been wanting to find one that stands out.

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    1. I don't read much NA myself, so I cannot speak properly about the genre itself, but I loved this one!

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  6. Even if this weren't NA, I'd sooo read this just the for the fact that it has three girls totally supporting each other! YAY FOR GIRL POWER! YAY FOR AWESOME CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  7. Great review!!!! Thanks so much for participating on the Broken Hearts' Society Review Tour!!!

    -N

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    1. Thank you so much for organizing it!

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  8. Yay :D I'm so glad you liked this book so much sweetie. <3 It seems pretty awesome :) Though not a book for me, sadly :\ but you do make it sound pretty amazing :) Thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3 Stunning tour post Pili :) I hope you are having an awesome time with your new apartment. <3

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    1. Thank you sweetie! The apartment work is going well, though nothing much to show for it yet! I'm finally getting everything painted next week!

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  9. LeighAnn Kopans! I know how much you enjoy her books. Super happy to see that you enjoyed this book!

    Excellent review, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  10. I didn't know she'd written an NA -- thanks for the update!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Happy to share, Jen! I hope you'll check it out and like it!

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  11. Oh yay! I love Leigh Ann's books! I'm definitely going to give this one a read! YAY for strong friendships! I cannot get enough of those in books lately!

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    1. If you love LeighAnn books you need to get this one ASAP Jessica!! You'll love it!

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  12. Okay I'm convinced I need this book now!! I'm for diversity and friendship and sex positivity! Wonderful review, Pili! :D

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    1. Do let me know how you like it if you end up reading it, Hazel!

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